Photographer Jesse Lundervold shares her self-developed film photos.
“This is near one of my favorite coffee shops in Kansas City. Apparently someone had just nailed this piece of painted wood into the light post.”
“One of the longest running businesses on my town is going out of business. Everyone at my high school went here to rent their suits for prom. The store is another in a long list of stores in my town that have recently closed down.”
“You need to straighten the negative in the holder before you place it in the enlarger so that you can have the edges of your negative align with the opening in the holder.”
“The stop bath stops the developer from darkening the image more than you would want in your print.”
“The hardest part about developing your negatives is doing everything by feel. You take your film out of the cartridge and place it on the roll without ever seeing what you’re actually doing. Your negatives are light sensitive, so you can’t at any point expose them to light.”
“I love film because every step of the process is completely hands-on. I am involved in composing the shot and taking the shot. But I also develop my negatives myself and I have the power to create any kind of print I want from those negatives. It allows you a lot of freedom in the process, as well as a lot of room for error. That’s what makes it exciting.”